Center for Genomic Interpretation

Helping Stakeholders to Find and Drive Quality in Clinical Genetics, Genomics, and Precision Medicine

The Center for Genomic Interpretation (CGI) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2017. CGI was formed and is overseen by clinical genetic and genomic industry leaders who are passionate about ensuring that patients receive accurate results from their genetic and genomic testing. Therefore, CGI’s nonprofit mission is to drive quality in clinical genetics, genomics, and precision medicine. CGI works towards the goal of ensuring that all patients get accurate and clinically valid results from their testing. CGI provides quality driving initiatives and services to laboratories, health insurance companies, health systems, employer groups, policy makers, regulators, investors, clinicians, patients, and the media to accomplish CGI’s life saving mission.

Our Project Heritage Team


Erin Heckaman, M.S., CGC

Erin is a licensed and certified Genetic Counselor. In addition to her work with Project Heritage, she has previous experience with telehealth communications, patient education, and laboratory genetic testing. Erin currently serves as the President of the Association for Utah Genetic Counselors. She holds a Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Utah.

Julie Eggington, Ph.D. M.S.

Dr. Eggington has directed clinical genetics programs at Myriad Genetics, Courtagen Life Sciences, and 23andMe prior to co-founding a genetic diagnostics consultancy company in 2016. She co-founded the 501(c)(3) non-profit Center for Genomic Interpretation in 2017. Dr. Eggington serves as CGI’s CEO, and is a member of CGI’s Board of Directors. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.S. from the University of Utah, and her B.S. with Honors from Brigham Young University. Prior to entering the clinical genetics industry, Dr. Eggington was a postdoctoral fellow in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute lab, with her research funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She grew up in the Outback of Australia.